Placed a Preorder? Here's all the info you need! ♥
I'll be making frequent, detailed and dated updates below once preorders have closed and I officially get started!
Please check back here or on my policies page for any questions you may have prior to sending me a message. Although I have absolutely no issue at all responding to kind inquiries, I would like to note that when I receive 20 of them at a time it takes away from the time I could be spending getting your orders ready! ♥
However, if you find your question still hasn't been answered, shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, July 7th:
After waiting for a few days after preorders closed for my supplier to have their material in stock, it's officially been ordered today! I'll update you guys when it's all arrived and I get started on production. (Keep in mind this particular waiting period includes my suppliers processing time as well as waiting for the actual shipment to arrive!)
Sunday, July 24th:
All of the material arrived on Friday evening! (I usually do my best to take weekends off to avoid burnout). That being said, I plan to begin production this coming week! First step: cut/engrave all of your pieces. I usually start painting after I finish a few with the Glowforge, that way I'm painting while the next pieces are being cut & engraved. I'll check back in when everything is done in the Glowforge and I'm mostly finished painting!
Wednesday, August 3rd:
I know I said I'd check in AFTER I was done with all the laser cutting/engraving and most of the painting, but I just wanted to check in really quick since that part takes quite a bit of time! I'm still cutting/engraving with the Glowforge everyday, but since I'm based in Florida and we're in summer storm season there is a lot of starting and stopping happening! (With lightning involved, you definitely don't want a laser machine running.) But thankfully I'm still on track with the timeframe I set regardless of having to start/stop the machine so frequently. I'll probably be sharing some little bits here and there of some behind the scenes stuff on my Instagram stories @ritualsofanoni if you guys wanna check that out, but otherwise I'll be checking back in here soon with new updates!!
Friday, August 19th:
Quick check in! I finished up cutting/engraving with the Glowforge the other day, so I've been painting & staining everything as quickly as possible! We're getting to crunch time right now, so I really appreciate everybody's patience while I get all of these made. I'll check back in once I'm ready to assemble things! (This means gluing and adding chain).
Sunday, September 4th:
Ok guys, I know we're getting down to the wire here! I didn't want to have to work all the way up until the far end of the initial deadline I set, but it's definitely looking that way. That being said though, I'm currently in the assembly stage (which means gluing and adding chain), so it won't be much longer! I'll update again once I've started packing your orders up!
Thursday, September 8th:
I'm starting to package up all of your orders today! You guys will be receiving emails today/tomorrow with tracking info once I've printed shipping labels. Please keep in mind that I won't be dropping them at the post office until I've finished them all, so it may be a few days until you see updated tracking info! I'll make another update as soon as all the packages are officially with the postal services!
Sunday, September 18th:
Hey guys! I've been getting quite a few emails asking why their tracking hasn't updated yet, (which is totally understandable). It's been taking me longer than I initially anticipated to get all of these orders packed and officially dropped at the post. Although it's amazing to see all of the support and love for my work, the overwhelming amount of orders I received definitely made me feel like I could accomplish more than I thought I could all at one time. I'm doing my best to keep going as quick as I can through this last final stretch, and I seriously appreciate you guys being so patient and understanding during this crazy process! Thank you all so much, and I will update again when everything is officially out of my hands and with the post offices!
Sunday, October 9th:
I just sent out a mass email with a new, important update! Make sure to double check your spam folders in case you don't see it!
Monday, November 7th:
ALL preorders have officially been shipped back out and are with postal services! Please allow some time for your tracking numbers to update. There were a few people I've had to print new labels for and will have updated tracking info. Be on the lookout for possible emails with this info!
Anyway, thank you guys so much for your patience. I know this has been a pretty crazy ride for all of us, and I'm so stoked for everyone to finally receive their orders! I truly appreciate all of your support and your kindness, so thank you guys again!!